Tex wrote:"Paint It Black" and "Gimme Shelter" are among my favorite songs by anyone, but I could cut my I-Tunes list of Stones songs down to a top ten and delete the rest and be perfectly content with my new abriged Stones collection. Not so with The Beatles. The best of The Stones rivals the best of anyone, but the average of the Stones ain't even close to the average of The Beatles, imo.
I agree. Out of interest, what version of I Wanna Be Your Man
do you prefer?
I think it's interesting that they seem to be seen as polar opposites in 1960s music when in general they had a good relationship, aside from The Beatles giving The Rolling Stones the song I Wanna Be Your Man
, which would go on to be the Stones' breakthrough hit, John Lennon produced Mick Jagger's solo track Too Many Cooks (Spoil The Soup)
, Jagger performed backing vocals on All You Need Is Love
, and Brian Jones played saxophone on You Know My Name (Look Up The Number)
, and you mustn't forget the one-off supergroup The Dirty Mac made for The Stones' 1968 Rock & Roll Circus, which featured Lennon, Keith Richards, Mitch Mitchell and Eric Clapton! It was also preceded by a rather interesting Jagger-Lennon skit.
Also, in this weeks UK charts, just three albums by The Beatles now remain in the Top 40. Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
is still the highest seller, down to no. 31, while Abbey Road
takes no. 33 and just clawing in at no. 40 is Revolver